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Spokane's Joshua Hawker Wins TransUnion's Fuel Your Finances Facebook Photo Contest

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Today, TransUnion announced that Joshua Hawker from Spokane, Washington has won its Fuel Your Finances Facebook Photo Contest and a $5,000 gas gift card to help him down the road to better managing his finances.

"TransUnion is happy to award Joshua with the grand prize and we look forward to hearing how it helps him achieve his financial goals," says John Danaher, president of TransUnion's direct-to-consumer subsidiary. "Congratulations to each fan that participated in the contest for their hard work, not only in achieving so many votes, but also in their efforts to live more debt-free. And a big 'thank you' to all of the entrants' friends and family for supporting them in the contest."

Launched February 13 on the TransUnion Facebook page, the contest centered on helping drivers accelerate toward their goal of living a more debt free life -- by awarding them with free gas for a year. The TransUnion Facebook page also provided credit tips to all who visited and voted for their favorite photo. More than 150 individuals participated and together received a grand total of 61,496 votes during the five-week contest.

To enter, individuals visited www.Facebook.com/TransUnion between February 13 and 24 and uploaded a picture of themselves at the gas pump holding a sign saying "I Love TransUnion" or "I Heart TransUnion" along with a short explanation why the prize money was important to them.

TransUnion selected 9 quarter-finalists each week for four weeks to be voted on by fans on Facebook. The semi-finalists from each of the four weeks then competed in the finals. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, three runners-up each received a $250 gift card to the gas station of their choice. All finalists also received a year subscription to TransUnion products.

TransUnion.com provides tips, tools and resources for all consumers to help them make friends with their finances. Consumers can also visit www.Facebook.com/TransUnion and become a fan to receive regular tips and stories to help them on their way to their financial goals.

About TransUnion

TransUnion Interactive, Inc. is a consumer subsidiary of TransUnion. As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion reaches businesses and consumers in more than 25 countries around the world on five continents. www.transunion.com

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